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M SHAHZ m.shahz84@gmail.com

+61-414025990

ALAM

P O R T F O L I O | 2012-17


STATEMENT OF INTENT Many definitions of architecture convey the same general meaning, but a phrase that seems the most inspiring to me states that "Architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use�. By this philosophy, architects can consider themselves the composer; the artists behind the metaphorical tango of contextual significance and aesthetic composition. So, in my opinion, Architecture is an aesthetic, political and social discipline in which both function and form have their own significance. It is my firm belief that true relevance lies in how both form and function add to the performative qualities of architecture. I, as an architect always strive to find a balance between form and functionality while developing a sustainable product which respects nature. Buildings should be developed in harmony with environment or at least affecting environment as less as they can. In order to understand more thoroughly about Green building principles and practices I had attained LEED Associate Professional certification for Building design and Construction to enhance my knowledge that would be helpful in future projects. In studios, I start my projects with research which helps in generating basic idea sketches and then develop design with consultation and as per requirements. I prepare 3d models to analyse massing, form, light and shadow. The final presentation usually comprises of the sketches to well presented plans and 3d model views. After working in Saudi Arabia for around 7 years along with multinational architecture firms, I get to know the international standards of design and construction as they were implemented on projects. As a hard working architect with good knowledge of design, work experience and with the hunger to learn more with new coming challenges, I am seeking to align and associate myself with your team to enhance future growth of self as an architect as well as to contribute to your studio. With this goal in mind, I am presenting my portfolio to demonstrate about my skills, knowledge and capabilities. I am hopeful that based on my skills and the work which I would be presenting on the following pages of this portfolio would be helpful for you to understand my skills in depth and it would make it easier for you to provide me an opportunity to prove myself as a hard working Architect. Conclusively, I am stating that I do understand it’s harder to work in a new environment and with new set of rules, but without any doubt I would leave no stone unturned to learn rapidly to become a significant part of your team. Thank you for your time and consideration. I will be looking forward to hear from you soon. Kind regards,


m.shahz84@gmail.com

+61-414025990

M. SHAHZ ALAM

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an

2012 - 2017

idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death."

IMAR, Urban Consultants, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Architect

SKILLS

EDUCATION 2004 - 2009

Bachelors of Architecture (B.Arch.)

- Effective Time management

NED University of Eng. & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan.

- Conclusive Research Capablity - Innovative design solutions - Flexible & Problem solver - Efficient team member

COURSES & WORKSHOPS - Workshop on Landscape design by Landscape Arch. Komal Pervaz Rizvi. - Workshop on Future work spaces, organized by the N.W.F.P University Abbottabad campus. - Workshop on Origami, organized by NED Univeristy, Karachi - Development of Transparent Concrete Block.

- AUTOCAD

- SKETCHUP & LAYOUT

- 3D MAX

- REVIT ARCHITECTURE

- SKETCHING

- ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE

- MODEL MAKING

- MICROSOFT OFFICE

AFFILIATIONS

- Revit Architecture training course by Autodesk authorised training center.

- LEED AP

(U.S Green building council)

- SCE

(Saudi Council of Engineers)

- PCATP

(Pakistan Council of Architects)

- IAP

(Institute of Architects of Pakistan)


TABLE OF CONTENTS

P R O F E S S I O N A L W O R K

1. The Concrete Cubes

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| Corporate Head Office Design

2. An Oasis in Arabian Desert

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| Pavilion Design

3. Transformation of Hejazi Architecture

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| University Campus Design

4. Understanding Culture & Society

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| Residential Compound Design

5. Inspiring From Surrounding Nature

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| Administration Building & MPH Design

6. Understanding Spanish Architectture

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| Residence Design

7. Places of Respite

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| Landscape Design of Neighbourhood Parks


8. Intelligent Architecture

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| High-tech Climatic Responsive Building

9. Interacting with Dynamic Nature

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| Bathroom Suite Design

10. Understanding the Culture & Society

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| Park Design

11. Comprehensive Environmental Design

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| P.E.C.H.S Precinct A C A D E M I C

12. Expressing ideas

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| Sketches & Artwork

13. Bringing thoughts into reality

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| Conceptual 3D Visualizations

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| Photography

I N T E R E S T S

14. Travel Stories

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PROJECT #1 0

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S H A H Z A I B 2013

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

1st Basement Plan

- To design a corporate head office for the

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Yamama Saudi Cement company along with necessary parking and supporting facilities.

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INSPIRATION

1st Floor Plan

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2nd Floor Plan

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Building would serve as a head office of one of the chief material of contruction so the idea was to built something that shows

- To propose a design that should respect

concrete in its natural form, finishing and

the heirarchy of the company and different

color. Therefore, from building strcutural

departments.

components to exterior finishing of

- The proposed design should appreciate

building all was intented to be fairfaced in

the modern architecture of the surroundings.

order to keep it as natural as I can.

YAMAMA SAUDI CEMENT COMPANY HEAD OFFICE : THE CONCRETE CUBES utilizing the company's product cement as an inspiration for design of the office at Al-Falah District, Riyadh

24° 48' 19.8" N 46° 42' 52.6" E STATUS | CONSTRUCTED

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BUILDING MORPHOLOGY

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CONCEPT

The plot is linear in proportion so I try to break the linear

Riyadh is characterized by its simple, modern architecture and as the architectural character of the buildings located in surrounding of the project represents modernity and simplicity in terms of design language, So the project design and form also follows contextual design language of surrounding urban environment.

dimension of plot by designing in terms of three blocks and providing a opening in the middle block that runs from ground floor to the sky light at top. This opening in middle block is extremely helpful in reducing the long narrow corridor kind of situation that may occur without

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it while its also useful in bringing daylight inside building.

The building form is based on three simple cubes of

The building contains 3 floors above ground level and 3

concrete that are separated by recessed glasswalls.

below ground level which are chiefly used for parking

These glasswalls serve as secondary entrances and helps

and support services. The 2nd floor of the building is

in breaking the monotony of concrete cubes.

executive floor for Departments Heads, GM & CEO.

CONSTRUCTED VIEW

YAMAMA SAUDI CEMENT COMPANY HEAD OFFICE : FAIRFACED CONCRETE FINISH

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PROJECT #2 DESIGN INTENT A Progressive journey of time through Arabian desert by remembering the past, celebrating the present and setting vision for future of Saudi

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Arabian Transportation industry.

INSPIRATION 1. Sand Dune The design is inspired by the local geographical features of Saudi Arabian desert and concept of journey. As the journey begins, one experience various sceneries along the trip which in case of this design approach would be the experience of gradual

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change in transportation industry over the period

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of time. As a person moves through the pavilion he would be going through the development of

2. Rock in Desert

transportation industry, from the camels merchant caravans of old times to the futuristic metro rails and subways. As every journey terminates at destination. The destination for pavilion trip would be Oasis. The Oasis would be breakout relaxing place where people could sit around just as it was used to be the case during merchant caravans passing 3. Desert Oasis

through desert.

- To come up with a unique conceptual design

The Sand Dune building would be camouflage with the

The bridge itself would be acting like transitional space

essence of desert Oasis. The journey through Pavilion is

proposal for Saudi Arabia's Ministry of transportation

desert landscape and it rises from slopping desert sand

for moving from past to present while providing the

intended to go through different levels to make it more

Pavilion at Janaderiah Exhibition center.

dunes. The only thing dominant would be the Rock

view of overall developemnt.

interesting for the visitors and that would be more like in

- The prosposed concept should show the progressive transformation of Saudi Arabia

shaped building which would give a desert like scenery.

case of real desert landscape. The Oasis would have an open exhibition along with the live wall that would be presenting the futuristic

The Sand Dune and Rock buildings would use ramps as

The Sand Dune building would be exhibiting the Past of

vision of the transportation industry. The Oasis is

main circulation component for easy movement of

- The design of pavilion should have efficient

Saudi Arabian Transportation industry while the Rock

intended to be depressed following the slopping sand

exhibitors while the wall along the ramp would be

circulation considering huge number of visitors at

shaped building that would be reached by bridge link

dunes contour lines of both sides. It would contain Palm

serving as an exhibition wall containing displays and

annual Janaderiah exhibition.

would exhibit the contemporary transportation means.

trees for shading that would also provide the true

information.

transportation industry over period of time.

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION PAVILION DESIGN COMPETITION a progressive journey of time through Arabian desert by means of Pavilion design at Janaderiah, Riyadh

24° 57' 43.4" N 46° 47' 45.2" E STATUS | ON HOLD

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REPRESENTATION OF TIMELINE & CIRCULATION PATTERN

The ground floor comprises of interactive

The First floors of Sand Dune building and

walk through exhibition displays and galleries

Rock building are connected with a bridge

along with supporting spaces. The Oasis

which would act as a viewing platform for

amphitheatre would act as a break out

the whole development. The first floor

space and would be exhibiting future vision.

contains mostly gallery spaces and is

The amphitheatre would comprise of open

accessed by ramp for general visitors.

displays and a digital screen. The whole tour of Pavilion is progressive in The cafe is located along with Oasis as it is

terms of time and is designed to have one

intended to be a place where people can sit

way flow of people movement to reduce

around casually and view the future vision.

congestion and to have smooth movement.

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION PAVILION DESIGN : AN OASIS IN ARABIAN DESERT

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PROJECT #3 - To design a new campus for Arab Open University

LOCATION PLAN

at Medina Al Munawara on site area of 36,068 sq.m situated on King Khaled Road. - The buildings are intended to be a landmark of international value while creating an influential S H A H Z A I B 2016

learning environment for the students. - To achieve a particular identity for the project with an innovative design, compatible with the adjacent existing context and reflecting the exisiting Medina Al Munawara architecture. Requirements - To create three distinct conceptual design proposals for new campus of Arab Open University

The plot major dimensions are 272.6m in

Since the southern side of site is barren land so

and eventually developing the selected concept

length x 139.9m in width. There is a 20 meter

there would be no obstruction for sunlight

based on local regulations and International

street at northern side of plot along with two

coming from south and considering the usual

Standards.

sided parking on it between site and Medina

hot temperature of Medina the daylight

civil affairs building. The sun rises from right

coming from the south need to be addressed

back corner of the site and set to left front

by sustainable design strategies.

- To follow the provided space program and any modification to space program that may be

corner of site that faces King Khaled road.

needed would have to be approved by client first. Based on space program develop an efficient

IMPLICATIONS BASED ON CLIMATIC ANALYSIS . . . . .

layout of horizontal circulation and services / core spaces, incorporating the major engineering systems requirements. - A campus design that would be practical, lively, happy, young spirit and has a welcoming atmosphere for students. - To ensure quality control and provide the highest feasible quality level and balancing of quality / cost factors by using durable materials that requires minimum maintenance during building life. - Maximize the percentage of floor area devoted to the functions and to keep a minimum, yet appropiate amount of circulation and service area.

Diagram A : Orientation of building(s) at site

Diagram B : Glazing type, Amount &

Diagram C : Orientation of building(s) at site &

Transparency levels

common Wind direction

ARAB OPEN UNIVERSITY, TRANSFORMATION OF LOCAL HEJAZI ARCHITECTURE striving to create a balance between past rich architecture of medina and current time, Medina

24° 31' 07.5" N 39° 42' 06.5" E

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LOCAL ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS . . . . . ARCHES

COURTYARDS

PALMS

Muslim inherited earlier arch forms

Courtyards has been important

Date palms has special significance

from Greeks and Romans, Muslim

element of Medina heritage. Since

in Islam and it is a local tree of

developed a variety of new shapes.

the early times buildings were

Medina Munawara. A lot of Palm

planned with a courtyard.

farms are located in Medina and

Arches are utilized at the main entrances of building blocks to make it prominent and arched entrances has been a trademark of

some are centuries old.

It has been used in all three main building blocks and contains palms

Palms are used at main plaza with

to give a feel of local Medina.

seating around them and in internal courtyards to give essence of

Islamic Architecture.

The Hejaz is the birthplace of Islam. Its spirit is

ISLAMIC GEOMETRIC

BASALT STONE

Takhila Lines & Building Color

PERFORATIONS

The use of Black Basalt stone in

Takhila lines are important element in

construction is quite evident in

Hejazi Architecture and helps in

Medina because of its substanial

creating interesting facade.Takhila

availablity in Medina region.

lines are utilised at all three building

It is utilised in the courtyards,

blocks.

Entrances to make them prominent

Building Color of all the univeristy is

and main plaza for landscaping

inspired by local Hejazi Architecture.

The opening perforations appears to

reflected in its arts and traditions. Its religious

be deeply rooted in the Islamic

importance transformed it into a cultural hub

tradition starting from around the seventh century .

where unity and diversity were celebrated in many

It is used as a screening on windows

aspects of life.

Medina Munawara

of building blocks which helps in

A distinctive feature of Medina historical buildings is

controlling excessive daylight and

"Rawashin," or projecting latticed windows adorned

provides privacy.

features.

with intricate wood works. Courtyards too had played a very important role in relieving

ROLE IN THE PROJECT

crowdedness of buildings in historical urban fabric of Madina. In modern times courtyards are utilized

As a project Architect, I was responsible for the

for bringing in daylight & also as recreational zones.

project from phase 1 which was about data collection, research, analysis and validation of

DESIGN INTENT

already available information. Phase 2 of project was about concept design and I did

Interpreting the architecture and culture of hejazi

one of the three distinct conceptual design

region and transforming it in a modern way so that

propasals. The project provided me a great

it justifies the context of Medina as well as the

opportunity as my conceptual design was

present time.

choosen by the client for the new campus of

PLANNING CONCEPT : COURTYARDS Students blocks are connected by middle Admin / Common use block which is equally accessible to both student's blocks. The courtyards of blocks are oriented ideally to in take north light which remain constant throughout day & its indirect light so does not distract interior environment.

Arab Open Univsersity. Thus striving to create a balance between the past rich architecture of Medina and modern

So I lead the project from Phase 1 to phase 3 of

current time by combining the traditional Medina

schematics design and provided much

Islamic architectural elements, materials and style

needed support during phase 4 of design

with modernism with a goal to reinterpret the past

development and phase 5 of final design as

to serve the future.

phase 4 and 5 were a collaborative team effort and were lead by chief Architect.

ARAB OPEN UNIVERSITY : CONCEPT DESIGN ORIGINATING FROM HEJAZI ARCHITECTURE

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SITE DEVELOPMENT MASTERPLAN 0

MAIN ENTRANCE &

MASTER PLAN & CIRCULATION

MASTER PLAN SPECIFICATIONS

EXIT TO UNIVERSITY

The university is served by two entrances and exit

Total Land Area = 36068 sq.m

MALE BLOCK

points to minimize congestion. The main drop-off at

ENTRANCE & EXIT

King Khalid road is for staff and visitors. All the students, staff parking are provided at the back side of Main

FEMALE BLOCK

near the entrance gate. The loop road would be

ADMIN / COMMON

serving the parking zones as well as univsersity for

BLOCK ENTRANCE & EXIT

service access to building blocks. The main building is placed near the King Khaled road and in linked to the

PHASE 2 DEVELOPMENT

phase 2 Sports field and Training center with a plaza.

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Area Utilised in Phase 1 = 25338 sq.m Area for Phase 2 = 10730 sq.m

building except for visitors, deans and director which is

ENTRANCE & EXIT

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PHASE 1 DEVELOPMENT Area 25338 sq.m

Total no. of Car Parks = 227 Phase 1 Car parks = 202 Phase 2 car parks = 25

ARAB OPEN UNIVSERSITY : SITE MASTER PLAN & DEVELOPMENT PHASES

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Learner Support Student Life Campus Services Student Services

MALE BLOCK

Academic Affairs Branch Administration Cores Wet Areas Services

MALE BLOCK

DUAL ACCESS BLOCK

Academic Offices Nursery Basement Boundary On Ground Floor

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Second Floor Plan

DUAL ACCESS BLOCK

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FEMALE BLOCK FEMALE BLOCK

MALE BLOCK

ARAB OPEN UNIVERSITY : SPACE RELATIONSHIP & SPATIAL PLANNING

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AUDITORIUM PLANNING & LINE OF SIGHT (LOS) The design for auditorium became quite challenging as client kept on changing requirements during concept stage. At first there was no requirement that auditorium should be of two levels but as client insist for a two level auditorium then I had to significantly alter auditorium design because achieving clear Line of Sight for a multiple level auditorium need detail study of slope, viewing angles & seating design. In order to make things easy for me I staggered the seating which is really helpful in achieving clear line of sight for every seat then I worked

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out the risers for each row of seating, the rows which are near to stage has low risers and as the rows of seating goes further away from stage their risers increase in order to have clear Line of Sights (LOS). Female Zone & Seating Male Zone & Seating Auditorium Support Stage Academic Affairs

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First Floor

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ARAB OPEN UNIVERSITY : MULTI-LEVEL AUDITORIUM DESIGN

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FINAL APPROVED DESIGN the development of form that started from basic massing model then goes through several stages of evolution STAGE 1

ARAB OPEN UNIVERSITY : STAGES OF FORM DEVELOPMENT

STAGE 2

ALTERNATIVE DESIGN OPTION

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S H A H Z A I B 2015

PROJECT #4

SITE DEVELOPMENT MASTERPLAN

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Requirements

MASTER PLAN

- The compound should consists of variety of housing

The master plan is divided into 2 parts by the internal

typologies with an option of 3 bedroom apartments

road. The villa units are designed to be extremely

- To address the issue of privacy for local Saudi families

and 4 bedroom villas to be compulsary because of

private even though they are part of a residential

while providing them an opportunity for social

their high demand.

compound. Villa units have their own parking as well

- To design a residential compound of mixed housing typologies that can accomodate locals as well as expatriate families.

interaction also. - To provide adequate supporting facilities for compound residents which may include Gymnasium, Utility Store, Mosque, Community Center, Parks etc.

as private backyard spaces as family outdoor social - The compound should have basic amenties along

space. On the other hand Apartment blocks have

with housing for drivers & domestic workers. Drivers

common parks and general parking area for all

housing should not be part of a housing unit.

apartment units.

MOOSA RESIDENTIAL COMPOUND : CATERING HIGH DEMAND OF HOUSING design of a residential compound with mixed housing typologies & shared facilities at Hateen District, Riyadh

24° 44' 57.7" N 46° 35' 10.5" E

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MASTER PLAN DESIGN DEVELOPMENT As always it was a tough task to find a balance between economic feasiblity of master plan design and to have a well design neighbourhood which positively effect the life of its residents. Therefore, Master plan went through series of development with intent to explore high and low density residential compound masterplan options. Serveral masterplan variations where developed with one as developing the whole residential compound as pedestrianised zone while keeping the vehlicles at the boundary of the plot only but it did not went ahead as the client intent was to create an introverted design having its own environment and access. Parking was intially propsed to be at the basement but it would not be an economically wise decision to take parking in the basement while designing the residential compound with low density. Mosque is located close to main entrance of compound in the final design as its general amenity and is usually also utilised by the people living nearby.

VIEW OF FINAL MASTER PLAN DEVLEOPMENT

MOOSA RESIDENTIAL COMPOUND : UNDERSTANDING CULTURAL NORMS OF SAUDI SOCIETY

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SPATIAL PLANNING & ELEVATION DESIGN LANGUAGE The villa was planned in a manner that it can serve a typical Saudi family as well as an expatriate family. The lounge at the ground floor level can easily be turned in to a Majlis seating in case of a Saudi family and the door at the begining of stair can easily separate public and private spaces of villa. The backyard space can be an outdoor space for the family or can act as play area for the children while the mother can keep a watch on children from the living room.

FIrst floor is planned to be totally private space for the family with Master bedroom having a view of the backyard while balcony at the lounge can provide a view of the whole compound. The roof annex is only utlised for Maid's Room and services.

As per the contract, two variations of elevation design were purposed by me, one of them was based on modern design language while the other was inspired by mediterranean style villas though both elevation design variations were intended to be as simple as they can be due to constraints of budget. Both elevation designs were presented to client and I was really expecting that the client would probably choose the modern variation of elevation design but contrary to my liking, the mediterranean styled elevation was approved by client along with some comments that were

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recitified during final design.

ALTERNATIVE DESIGN OPTION

FINAL APPROVED DESIGN

MOOSA RESIDENTIAL COMPOUND : VILLA PLANS & ELEVATION DESIGN PROPOSALS

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The spatial planning of apartments is quite similiar to villa plans in terms of zonning and segregating public and private zones to make them workable in case residents of the apartment are Saudi people. The ground floor level apartments are totally separated from upper levels by having their own separate entrances while upper level apartments shared their access by a common stair. Each apartment unit have 3 bedrooms along with an additional room for Maid. First floor level onwards are projected towards the internal road side and on backyard side which creates an opportunity for an extra room that can be utlised as a study or an additional bedroom. The lounge & Dining rooms at upper floor of apartments are designed in a manner that can be utlised as one space as well.

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ALTERNATIVE DESIGN OPTION

FINAL APPROVED DESIGN

MOOSA RESIDENTIAL COMPOUND : APARTMENT PLANS & ELEVATION DESIGN PROPOSALS

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PROJECT #5 LOCATION PLAN . . . . .

- To design the main Administration building for University of Dammam along with main lobby attached to it. - To propose a design for Multi-purpose Hall having a spectator's capacity of 6000 people which can

formal events. - To come up with a design solution that is iconic yet sustainable and functional.

LANDUSE PLAN

Requirements

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- To create three distinct conceptual design proposals for Administration building, Multi-purpose hall and eventually developing the selected concept design based on International Standards. - To follow the provided space program as much as possible and efficiently work out the circulation pattern for different user groups. - Multi-purpose hall should have design that can accomodate multiple sports and formal events including convocation, seminars & conferences.

CIRCULATION PLAN

ROLE IN THE PROJECT

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500M

Apart from doing the research and analysis for the project, I did one of the three conceptual design

MASTER PLAN ANALYSIS . . . . .

proposal for the project. Fortunately for me, my proposed concept was selected by the client and I lead the project till schematics stage of the project. From the design development stage the project was lead by senior architects as the project required more experienced people and I was only 3 years experienced at that time but I keep on contributing to project within my capacity till the preparation of final drawings. Currently, the project is under construction and the administration

CLIMATIC ANALYSIS . . . . .

S H A H Z A I B 2012

be utilised for sporting events as well as for other

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building is almost complete.

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UNIVERSITY OF DAMMAM, ADMINISTRATION AND MPH BUILDINGS building at the coast while taking inspiration for design from undulating waves of adjoining sea, Dammam

26° 23' 28.4" N 50° 11' 25.5" E

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From doodling to developing forms

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

UNIVERSITY LOGO

MULTI-PURPOSE HALL

CONCEPT The concept design draw lines from nature of coastal location that is characterized by its undulating curves. The design represent two of the most important elements of project site that are undulating lines of waves and blue colour of ocean. These two elements are also the constituents of university of Dammam's logo, so in a way the conceptual design is also inspired by the university logo. The design seeks to benefit from the surrounding nature of site that in a way design respect its context. The conceptual design follows contemporary approach of design in order to develop the project as a distinctive visual landmark for the university..

UNIVERSITY OF DAMMAM : CONCEPT DESIGN ORIGINATING FROM SURROUNDING NATURE

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University Internal Ring Road

SITE PLAN 1. Administration Building 2. Main Lobby 3. MPH

SPATIAL PLANNING The administration building tower comprises of basically 12 floors with an additional roof annex floor utilised for services. The total built-up area of the Admin building is 17,833 m2 excluding the double height main lobby. The admin building has centralised vertical circulation core that serves from ground floor till roof while the fire exits are at sides of building. The top management of univerisity are intended to be at higher floors while public & student dealing departments are kept at lower floor for

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easy access & better spatial organization.

UNIVERSITY OF DAMMAM : ADMINISTRATION BUILDING & ENTRANCE LOBBY CONCEPTUAL ZONNING PLANS

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FINAL APPROVED DESIGN the development of form that started from doodling then goes through several stages of evolution

UNIVERSITY OF DAMMAM : STAGES OF FORM DEVELOPMENT

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2 TIERED SEATING SUPPORT SERVICES

PUBLIC LOBBY

PLAYER'S ZONE

VIP'S ZONE

PLAYER'S ZONE SUPPORT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

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University Internal Ring Road

ADMINISTRATION

SITE PLAN

SUPPORT SERVICES

1. Administration Building 2. Main Lobby 3. MPH

PUBLIC LOBBY Multi-purpose Hall has a dynamic design which

Ground Level Floor Plan

reflects the sports activities that will be held in it.

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and eventually merged back into landscape while defining the public address. The hall has a

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spectators capacity of 6,000 people / students and additional seating for Visitors and University higher management. The seating has concentric design that provides equal view of the field from every seat. The design was futher developed based on International Building Code (IBC) and input from the university design management team.

UNIVERSITY OF DAMMAM : MULTI-PURPOSE HALL CONCEPTUAL ZONNING PLANS

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FINAL APPROVED DESIGN the development of form that started from doodling then goes through several stages of evolution

UNIVERSITY OF DAMMAM : STAGES OF FORM DEVELOPMENT

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Moghaileth family including his son's families. - To come up with a deisgn solution that offer privacy for each family yet have an option to be interconnected with eachother.

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- To landcape design the outdoor area of the house, include a swimming pool, foutain, and informal separated sitting lounge (Mulhaq).

SITE STUDY . . . . . . .

- To design a residential complex for Al

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PROJECT #6 The site is located in the developing residential neighbourhood

PLOT

of Hateen district. The plot dimensions are 35m x 35m which makes an area 1225 sq.m. It is a corner plot with 15 meter

NORTH

streets on the two sides and the other two sides have empty as

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residential plots at the time of designing a proposal for AlMoghlaith family. The southern and western elevations would be facing the

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streets and the plot can have dual access that can provide separate entrances for father's and son's families.

Requirements - To separate residence of sons from the main Al moghaileth residence while designing in such a way that the separation should not be visible and is only optional.

- To study Mediterranean style of architecture and propose a design that should be inspired by Mediterranean architecture due to keen

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INSPIRATION - Support facilities for recreation and amenties, The design is inspired by spanish villa that may include gym, day care, cafe, architecture as a the client is generally fond of lounge, laundry and play area. mediterranean style of architecture. The elements of spanish villa architecture were incorparated in the design while considering the culture and life style of a Saudi family. The elements that are utilized includes - Curves and arches - Terracotta roof tiles & Spiral stairwell - Ornamental Iron work - Courtyard, patios & Balconies - Arcade and White stucco exterior

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AL MOGHAILETH RESIDENCE : AN ENDEAVOUR TOWARDS SPANISH VILLA DESIGN understanding mediterranean architecture & developing a spanish styled villa at Hateen District, Riyadh

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SPATIAL PLANNING & DESIGN SOLUTION The residences of father and sons were designed as two blocks which are interconnected at ground floor by means a patio and on first floor by balcony that provides an amazing view of the swimming pool and outdoor landscape area. The same connection zone also contain a service stair that would also be utlized by the Maids for accessing different zones of residential complex.

The sons residence block is again separated between the two sons as Basement and ground floor would be utilized by one son and the fisrt floor and second floor would be utilized by the second son just like duplex apartments even though the whole development is intended to look as one grand residence. The basement floor of the blocks is served by sunken courtyards that would bring in daylight and provide nice views to outdoor landscape zones even while sitting in a basement.

AL MOGHAILETH RESIDENCE : SPANISH STYLED VILLA WITH INDIGENOUS RIYADH STONE

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PROJECT #7A - The task was to design a public plaza and a park which should attract people and have an inviting open design. The building was already a prototype design that have to be incorparated in the design.

The site is located in one of the most busiest street

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of Riyadh. The street contains upscale shopping markets, malls and eateries. The street is usually crowded at evenings and stay lively till late night.

Therefore, this project would function just like an oasis in the desert where people can sit and relax in open air, have coffee while watching football matches which are quite popular in the region. Whereas, the building is an auditorium intended to be used for cultural and other events. SITE AREA : 11206 sq.m

DESIGN COMPONENTS

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PUBLIC PLAZA & PARK DESIGN : AN OASIS FOR THE PEOPLE designing a breathing space for the highly visited Tahlia street of Riyadh

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CONCEPT The intention was to create a design that invites people and create focal point towards the display screen and the main public entrance of the building. Therefore, plaza is extended till the pedestrain walkways to limit the transition from pedestrain walkways to plaza and pathways to minimum in order to make user feel that plaza and park are part of the pedestrain pathways. The design of plaza and pathways flooring is such that it will direct visitors line of sights towards the focal point. This intent is further enchanced by the placement of palms trees at the sides of plaza which would converge the people line of sights towards the focal point. Three cafes with semi shaded sitting, Public toilets blocks are provided as part of design.

CONSTRUCTED VIEW

FOCAL POINT

PUBLIC PLAZA & PARK DESIGN : CREATING THE FOCAL POINT

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PROJECT #7B - The task was to redevelop an already existing park that is not utilized by people in great numbers due to less people oriented facilities and to incorporate Prince

PRIVATE LANE

Salman Proto type Oasis (Auditorium) in new design.

The site is located at a place well connected by

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primary roads of Riyadh. Its location has an advantage that it is adjacent to city famous King Abdullah park so the area is visited by great number of people and only by providing people oriented facilities can make this park lively again.

The park would be a district level park with an area of 27683 sq.m. It would be further complimenting surrouding area which already has a city level park, stadium and other leisure facilities. SITE AREA : 27683 sq.m

PRINCE SALMAN OASIS

SITE OPEN SPACE MOSQUE PARKING GOVT. BUILDINGS COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE ZONE

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PARK DESIGN : REDEVELOPMENT OF THE DISTRICT LEVEL PARK Utilizing the exisiting well grown up trees and reshaping the park at Malaz District, Riyadh

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CONCEPT The intention was to design in a manner that can merge with philosophy of design utilized in the neighbouring city famaous King Abdullah park while incorporating the already well grown up existing trees.

Most of the redevelopment design was done in coordination with survey of already existing trees and only few trees were affected that were shifted to different locations within the park. Prince Salman Oasis was incorporated in new design with its public entrance & Display screen facing majority of park area. Playfields for football and Basketball are provided as these sports are quite famous among youngsters while seatings are placed under the shade of trees mostly. The pathways are organic interms of design creating interesting and ever changing views while following the design language of the dominant King Abdullah Park.

PARK DESIGN : RESHAPING THE PARK AND INCORPORATING PRINCE SALMAN OASIS

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PROJECT #7C - The requirement was to design a park that would compliment the neighbouring mosque users as well as

MOSQUE

surrounding residents of the neighbourhood.

The site was connected on the north with the mosque

8 Meter Pedestrian Walkway

by a narrow 8 meter lane while the other three sides

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have 15 meter streets. The site was located in recently developed district of Riyadh and still some residences in the surroundings were under construction at the time of site visit.

The project is intended to unify socio-religious aspects of life. For instance, father can leave children in park while he goes to offer his prayer or after prayer time people from mosque can sit in park etc. SITE AREA : 1647 sq.m SITE RESIDENTIAL MOSQUE PARKING OPEN SPACE

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PARK DESIGN : A BREATHING SPACE FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD amalgamation of mosque & park to address socio-religious aspects at Al-Ezdehaar District, Riyadh

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CONCEPT The idea is to create something that is easily accessible from the mosque so the 8 meter narrow lane between mosque and park is pedestrainised which would also be encouraging for the handicapped people to visit the park after they finish their prayers. The landscape design is intended to follow the modern lines as all the surrounding development have the essence of modern architecture including the mosque. Kids play area is on pedestrian lane side so that the kids will be secure from vehicular movement.

CENTRAL PLAZA

PARK DESIGN : AN APPROACH TOWARDS MODERN LANDSCAPE DESIGN

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S H A H Z A I B 2008

PROJECT #8

THE PRESENTATION PANEL WAS OF 5TH YEAR THESIS DESIGN ON INTELLIGENT ARCHITECTURE. - To study what kind and level of Intelligent Architecture exists in the world and specifically in Pakistan.

Intelligent building in the context of Pakistan, where there are limitations when it comes to technological

- To research what constitutes Intelligent Architecture and what is the part of Intelligent design in it.

level, material industry and the lack of research was a tremendous challenge. So the main focus of thesis

- How to unify Hi-Tech technology, Materials & Intelligent Design to create Cost-effective, Productive

was to Design a building which respect the nature, natural sources and with the unification of technology

and Sustainable environment. - To derive Proposals, Strategies and Concept for an Intelligent building respecting the context.

to address the growing energy crisis of Karachi. As it said, Ideally, a building should be a power station in its own right. Time Duration : TEN MONTHS

INTELLIGENT ARCHITECTURE : A NEED OF THE PRESENT & SOLUTION FOR THE FUTURE buildings a tool for energy conservation and generation

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INTELLIGENT FEATURES

IT TOWER Karachi (Proposed)

Features which constitute built examples of

Paistan's first "Intelligent" and "eco-

the Intelligent Buildings and contribute to

friendly" building.

increase the intelligence factor of a building - Photovoltaic cells

are called intelligent features. They are not

- Tinted Glass

only systems; they can also be design

- Reverse Osmosis

innervations as well.

- BMS

DEBIS BUILDING

- Building Management System - Responsive Artificial Lighting

- 50% less energy consumption

- Day Light Controllers

- Atrium to enhance lighting

- Sun Controllers

- Double Skin

- Occupant Control

- Responsive Lighting

- Ventilation Controllers

- BMS

- Heating & Temperature Controllers

- Cavity Blinds

- The Double Skin

The energy demand had increased

Wind power is the conversion of wind

tremendously and it had effected the

energy into a useful form, such as

environment severly so the demand for

electricity, using wind turbines. It is widely

sustainable building arises to safeguard

used allover the world and Pakistan can

environment and to respect the nature

also positively utilize it.

which it deserve. - 32% growth in 2006

Pakistan today is faced with an energy

- Renewable energy

deficit. The Pakistani government is

- Environment friendly

anticipating the energy crisis to worsen

- Infinite source - India comes on 4th in total generation of

in the coming two years due to a 50% The Future possibility considering current trend.

electricity from wind turbines.

INTELLIGENT ARCHITECTURE : A SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT

The Generation and Consumption of Electricity in Pakistan

increase in the demand and a rather slow improvement in the supply.

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STRATEGIES

SITE STUDY

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- Enhancement & Maximization The site is oriented ideally as its

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main facade faces North and

of Daylight - Protection from the sun

can be utilized for accepting

- Insulation

maximum Daylight. The Sun

- Ventilation through natural

revoles from back of site which need to be managed for solar

sources - Electricity generation

protection. The wind velocity is

- Human comfort

slightly higher due to vacant land around that will be utilized.

ADAPTABLITY

CENTRAL CONTROL

ENVIRONMENTAL COMFORT

CONCEPT

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The sides of the conceptual triangles are curved to increase the space efficiency of offices while still forming the wind funnel. Each tower is provided with a central atrium so the tower can be naturally ventilated due to natural stack effect and will also provide daylight to inner side of the offices. Three cores are provided at three ends of each triangle in which one core contain basics services. The second is circulation core and while third contains fire exit and services. Apart from cores, the

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The building is design to use natural ventilation and daylight under favorable conditions. Apart from the cores of the building, the entire remaining facade is glazed and is treated with respect to the side it faces. The elevation of each tower

Typical Module Detail

which faces South contain Vacuum glazed glass and the other two facades contain Liquid crystal glass.

South West Elevation

North East Elevation

Section

Typical Floor Section

The sky gardens would help in natural ventilation of the building, enhancement of daylight and in achieving the low energy consumption goal which is essential. Each Sky garden is 36 feets in height which means 3 floors and there is a module of 9 floors which had sky garden once at each side at three different levels of the module. The sky gardens provide pleasant and healthy working environment for employees and is a place for social gatherings and informal dine inns.

The entire process was a learning experience which helped alot in developing a better understanding of Sustainable Architecture. Thesis got published in ADA Magazine (Issue 5) http://adapk.com

Entrance View

Site Plan

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INTELLIGENT ARCHITECTURE : A NEED OF THE PRESENT & SOLUTION FOR THE FUTURE

Entrance & The Landscape

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PROJECT #9 - To understand the requirements and spatial configration for a luxurious Master bathroom suite

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through a quick and creative design solution. - To learn the skill of taking swift design decisions

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and eventually making a quick presentation.

1. Walk-in Closet 2. Medicine Cupboard 3. Skylight 4. Manicure Pedicure FTC Bench Building 5. Double Basin 6. Linen Cupboard 7. Jacuzzi 8. Shower Area

Requirements - To design a Master Bathroom suite that may

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have all possible luxuries including Walk-In closet, Pedicure Manicure sitting, Jacuzzi etc.

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- To come up with efficient circulation and

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zonning of wet spaces and dry spaces within Master Bathroom suite.

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design is to have interaction with nature while creating a dynamic environment and for this purpose a water filled glass box is used as a skylight which would be bringing ever-changing diffuse daylight thorough out the day and the water movement in skylight would be creating a dynamic rippling effect on the floor.

The spaces within the Bathroom suite are organised considering the flow pattern of user as Walk-in closet is near entrance while Shower area and Jaccuzi are at the end. This organization of spaces would also be helpful in separating wet areas and dry areas.

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BATHROOM SUITE DESIGN : INTERACTING WITH DYNAMIC NATURE bringing nature in the design and designing around it

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SITE STUDY . . . . . . . - To understand the social life and culture of residents at

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LOW INCOME HOUSING

- To transform the cultural and social values of the residents into a design that would provide people a relaxation space for the surrounding dense

ORANGI ROAD

the local neighbourhood scale. ST. JUDE COLLEGE CITY EDUCATION ADMIN SPORTS FACILITIES

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neighbourhoods. ABDULLAH COLLEGE

Requirements - To design a neighbourhood park that posseses

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entertainment facilities, gathering spaces and sport activites that are viable for the local residents and their day to day life. - To come up with a design solution that promotes a healthy life style while the design should respect the norms of ultra conservative surrounding society.

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CONCEPT . . . . . . . The intent behind the design is to make the park an important aspect of neighbourhood reisdents by providing facilities and activities which can improve the lifestyle of the low income earning residents of surrounding neighbiourhoods. The basic approach is to strive for a balance between sport facilities, culturally inspired relaxation spaces and commercial functions. The park is divided in two parts by De-Silva road which is ideal for ultra conservative surrounding society so as one part can be is designed to be utilised for family and kids and the second part will be utilized specifically for men. Culturally used spaces such as dhabas are provided in men section of the park as a lot of daily earning

PARK MASTERPLAN LAYOUT

people of the area are fond of sitting in dhabas

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PROJECT #11 The commercialization of six major corridors in the PECHS precinct caused a boom of commercial activity in the area, causing the real estate value to shoot up hence resulting in a lot of old houses being replaced by multistoried commercial ventures. This loss of heritage is becoming a cause of concern as a major part of Karachi’s history is represented in this style of architecture.

SOCIO ECONOMICS - TIME

P.E.C.H.S is one of the earliest settlements in the city of Karachi since the time of S H A H Z A I B 2008

partition. Developed as a cooperative housing society for a specific group of people this area catered to all kinds of commercial activities. These commercial activities included small scale neighborhood markets, services and amenities. As the city changed this precinct has gained a specific importance. The changing scenario with time has resulted in alot of trends.

IMPACTS OF SIX MAJOR COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS OF

Shaheed-E-Millat Road

METHODOLOGY

Khalid Bin Waleed Road

To make a detailed study of the precinct with respect tp the processes which are Transportation, Ecology, Land use, Socio-Economics, Governance and Heritage. Collection of facts and figures through surveys and

KARACHI ON P.E.C.H.S PRECINCT.

questionaires and also through original office (Government) documents. Criticallyanalyzing the information based on facts and figures, and with its support generating conclusive statements. Formulation of the vision

- To study and analyze the existing Sir Syed Ahmed Road

scenario of the PECHS precinct with

with respect to the ground realities and real facts from the site. Implementation of the vision through design

respect to the six process i.e. Heritage,

proposal with an overriding theme.

Landuse, Ecology, Governance, Socio-

THE ROLE

economics & Transport. The tasks which we were given in this project need alot of concious hardwork and commitment. I started with the research on different commercial centers of Karachi and then focused on the analysis of Tariq

- To analyze the potentials and problems of the precinct leading to the vision and

road with respect to different processes. Planned the Schematic of CBD, Created different options of the

Allama Iqbal Road

design of CBD and then design the basic module of the Central Businnes district considering the vision. The

design proposal with details responding

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to the vision.

POTENTIALS & THREATS OF PRECINCT

Time Duration : 19 WEEKS

project was realy helpful in understanding the relationship between different processes and the design aspects of a commercial center of a city.

Tariq Road

P.E.C.H.S PRECINCT

P.E.C.H.S is mainly dominated by two types of commercializations which are retail and corporate. Tariq road over time emerged as a city level retail commercial center due to accessibility and important geographical location and it also effected Sir Syed Ahmed road and Allama Iqbal road which are also serving the retail shoppers of Karachi now. Similarly, Shahra -e-Faisail emerged as a city level corporate commercial corridor over time and its also effected the precinct as commercialization peneterated

City Level Analysis for Retail Sector Commercialization

City Level Analysis for Corporate Sector Commercialization

through the joining roads and other corridors which are Shaheed-e- millat & Khalid Bin Waleed Road.

COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN : THE P.E.C.H.S PRECINCT. urbanization of Karachi and the development of P.E.C.H.S

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CORRIDORS AND THE PROCESSES

KHALID BIN WALEED ROAD & HERITAGE

SHAHEED-E-MILLAT & INFRASTRUCTURE

SIR SYED AHMED ROAD & SOCIO-ECONOMICS

ALLAMA IQBAL ROAD & ECOLOGY

At present Khalid bin Waleed road has become a jungle

The old residential quality and identity is almost lost

The socio-economics of road has somehow

Allama Iqbal Road has three open grounds. Houses

of car showrooms and rapidly flourishing apartment

due to this rapid commercialization. However, few

maintained its character. Mixed communities are

near Kashmir Road have their private gardens and

buildings. Though there are traces of 1960’s Bombay style

developments were done by the city government

seen living, but due to commercialization this is fast

trees on footpaths. The air and noise pollution levels

houses along with 1970-80s modern style houses.

such as garbage disposal system and infrastructure.

disappearing.

are quite high at tariq road junction.

VISION The vision of this design is to provide the city with a commercial district that meets the emerging SHAHRAH-E-FAISAL & LANDUSE THE FINANCIAL HUB The strip of Shahrah-e-Faisal depicts a trend of changing landuse from residential to commercial, and is fast

commercial needs of the city, a TARIQ ROAD & TRANSPORT

commercialized area that is

THE SHOPPERS PARADISE In 1994, Tariq Road was declared as the commercial

developed around its users needs.

corridor. Tariq road today has the biggest retail market.

The overriding theme of the vision

becoming a major employment center with more and more land being converted to offices and shops. Presently its the city biggest commercial corridor and has the potentials to delivers the city needs.

The malls mushrooming in the area have introduced a

is the USER GROUP.

new architectural style. This style incorporates the

REDEVELOPING THE AREA AS A PEOPLE ORIENTED CITY LEVEL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT.

REDEVELOPMENT

VISION AND THE CONCEPT

usage of bright colors, glossy facades with minimum or no fenestration.

SHANGHAI : MULTI NUCLEI PROTOTYPE REDEVELOPMENT

A process of developing land which is, or has been developed. Generally, it is the redesign or rehabilitation of existing properties and improvement of land in accordance with city’s goals and objectives. Strategies and Principles need to be derived for planned redevelopment.

ABU DHABI : HIGH DENSITY SUSTAINABLE CBD

MOSCOW : REDEVELOPED AS SOCIAL CITY MASTERPLAN 2030

COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN : ANALYSIS AND STATEMENT

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The spine of the design is developed by connecting the roads: Tariq road, Kashmir Road, Allama Iqbal Road and Khalid Bin Waleed Road. This then connected to the two parks and C- market. This skeleton runs throughout the periphery of the CBD, therefore incorporating the open spaces and

THE SCHEMATIC PLAN

recreational spaces in the over all pedestrian network. The transportation system is set on the principles of the multi modal system. The design for this precinct incorporates a light rail system that starts form Kashmir sport Complex, that is connecting it with a city level amenity which can serve as an open space for the area; this is done by connecting it through Allama Iqbal Road. The light rail system passes through the food street on Allama Iqbal Road and passes through Tariq road, moving further down it picks height as it passes through the recreation of the CBD finally terminating at Jheel Park. The concept of the design is to tie in all the identified potential zones existing in the precinct. These places are connected and established as important land marks making them significant for a city. All of these features are contributors of retail market, corporate sector, services and amenities. These are the perfect ingredients for any Central Business District; features both city level and neighborhood level.

STRATEGIES 1. CONTROLLED FUTURE COMMERCIAL EXPANSION 2. PROMOTE INTERACTION BETWEEN PEOPLE AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT 3. INFLUENCE THE CULTURE OF THE SPACE BY INTENTIONALLY INTERVENING IN THE DYNAMICS

These are factors essential for people oriented

OF SPACE AND CULTURE

design. The natural factor ties up the physical and socio- cultural factors. These provide the

4. INTRODUCING NEW TRAITS TO COMMERCIALIZATION

basis through which a people oriented design

5. CONTRIBUTE IN THE OVERALL ECOSYSTEM THROUGH INTERACTIVE SPACES

is evolved. The scope of such a design is the

6. SELF SUSTAINING ECOLOGICAL PROCESS

CONCEPTUAL

need of the targeted user group. Open Built

OPEN BUILT PLAN

7. RETAIN THE HISTORICAL PHYSICAL HERITAGE AND MAKE PAST A PART OF OUR FUTURE Amentiy Residential Mixed - Predominately Commercial Mixed - Predominately Residential Commercial

LANDUSE PLAN

COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN : THE SCHEME

Shoping Neighbourhood

G+ 1-3

Commercial CBD

G+ 4-12

Commercial Specialized

G+ 10-25

Shopping Upmarket

G+ 40-100

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CENTRAL BUSINEES DISTRICT

Central Business District is the area that is designated for community services, general business, interchange of services and commercial recreation. Central NO. OF PARCELS : 66

business district is the commercial and often a geographic heart of a city. usually

NO. MIXED LANDUSE : 17

typified by a concentration of retail and commercial buildings. The land use in

NO. OF COMMERCIAL LANDUSE : 49

the CBD may follow the core frame model.

TOTAL AREA : 18.17 ACRES The diagram shows the core frame model and how do different zones in a CBD

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CBD CORE FRAME MODEL

interact with each other.

The area between Hill Park and Jheel Park has been redeveloped into a high rise high density zone, this area had the maximum potential for this kind of development since the two parks buffering it from the surrounding area act as the compensating open spaces to the high rise this area would cater to. The two parks act as the natural buffers and help the termination of the high rise high density to terminate through the area.

SECTION A-A

The central business district particularly targeting the corporate sector of the city consists of high-rises; residential and commercial towers, ranging from G+40 to G+100 stories and a central recreational space to add more life to the CBD. The central business district will be approached by both; the public and private transport and also by the light rail system i.e. the pedestrian linkage to Tariq road and K.M.C sports complex. The CBD is

ABU network DHABI : with HIGH DENSITY CBD designed for a pedestrian friendly environment by planning a transportation cul de sacs SUSTAINABLE .

COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN : CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

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The recreational zone is completely pedestrianized and situated in the center of central business district. It is located between the Jheel park and Hill park and is linked with each module and through light rail to Tariq road. Thus creating a core of recreational activities for city dwellers. The design is formulated in a way that the towers are arranged in modules on the periphery with cul-de- sac given at the end of each module, for the access of private vehicles. The module design of towers, consist of 12 towers of which 6 are mixed landuse whereas 6 are purely commercial. Designed parking spaces are given in each module, whereas parking plazas are given at the equal intervals throughout the design.

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8. Gymnasium

9. Exhibition Center

10. Cinema

11. Night Club

12. Hill Park

COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN : CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT ZOOMED

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DESIGN LAYOUT ALLAMA IQBAL ROAD The parcel of Allama iqbal, between khalid bin walid and jheel park have been pedestrianed so as to trim down vehicular circulation on tariq road as well. The strip is designed as a food street that facilitates shoppers throughout the day and would add up to the night life of the area. Also spaces have been designed for hawkers so as to arrange them as per shoppers’ convenience and to reduce the possibility of any future encroachments. To add up to the street life, Light rail stops have also been designed with sitting spaces, newspaper stands and several other utilities.

LONGITUDNAL SECTION FROM KHALID BIN WALEED ROAD

LONGITUDNAL SECTION FROM TARIQ ROAD

THE DREAM ........................

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COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN : THE PEDESTRIAN STREET

5th Year Architectural Design Studio

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Prof. Asiya Pollack - Dr. Suneela Ahmed

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SKETCHING To begin with I was not really fond of sketching till I join the Architecture school. My interest grew overtime while studying architecture and soon I S H A H Z A I B 2005 -17

started taking sketching as a primary language for capturing thoughts, exploring ideas, and then sharing those ideas with other people. Ever since, sketching has been my way of expressing myself, developing ideas and explaining an idea in a language which can be easily understand.

Now I belief that sketching is about taking advantage of our innate ability to see both with our eyes and with our mind's eye in order to discover ideas that are otherwise invisible, develop those ideas quickly and intutively, and then share those ideas with other people in a way they can easily get it.

SKETCHES & ARTWORK : exploring different mediums to express ideas


SKETCHES & ARTWORK : expressing through monochorme

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BEACH CLUB AT QATAR

3D MAX & SKETCHUP There is no doubt that 3DS MAX is one of the most powerful software in the architectural industry that generates renderings which are S H A H Z A I B 2011 -17

very realistic. I started exploring with 3ds Max as an Architecture student, though the software is really broad in nature but at the same time it is also intuitive enough for one to grasp the basics relatively easily. I learned the basics of 3ds Max modelling early on as a student but did not want far ahead in experimenting and exploring renderings with different plugins of 3ds Max because of two main reasons.

The first reason is that I started using SketchUp as well for my conceptual designs as I found SketchUp more simpler, faster and great tool to explain your thoughts. Sketchup free warehouse, styles and layout for presentation made me explore it much more then 3ds Max and I end up using it for much of my professional work too.

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Whereas, the second reason for not exploring renderings in greater depth on 3ds Max and Sketchup is the emergence of Specialized Architectural Visualizer profession. During my time with Imar, Urban Consultants, I used to develop detailed 3d models of my designs, select materials and the Architectural Visualizer used to render it professionally.

Lastly, I belief I can explore renderings in greater depth with SketchUp and 3ds MAx if the situation arises as I already know the basics of it but it would take some serious effort especially in the begining.

3D VISUALIZATIONS : exploring conceptual modelling thorugh 3DMax


3D VISUALIZATIONS : evolving and designing with aid of SketchUp

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PAKISTAN

SHAHZ ALAM 2010 -17

Till 2010

From my high school time, I had an interest in architecture and photography. My interest further grew as I joined the architecture school. As an architect you tend to look buildings differently. We architects are always thinking about perespective, balance, light, textures etc. as we look to a building and sometime even correcting building elevations in our mind while walking by it.

As I had to travel around due to work and being fond of travelling, I started to take pictures of incredible nature which is present everywhere from the deserts of Saudi Arabia to the beautiful white sand beaches of Australia. Therefore, most of my photography is focused on nature and architecture.

Pakistan geography is very diversified, it contains deserts, forests, hills, plateau, lakes and moutain ranges. I started exploring Pakistan with my high school friends and soon I joined some other travelling group and whenever I get some spare time I travel to north of pakistan which I belief is truly spectacular and I wish to visit it again and again.

PHOTOGRAPHY : to travel is to live... feel ... experience


SAUDI ARABIA 2010 - 2017

Soon after my graduation, I got an opportunity for work in Saudi Arabia. It was a tough call but I went ahead for the opportunity. The begining of your professional career is usually hard and I did feel it too but the only thing that keep me going is my passion for architecture and the blessing named weekends. I started to roam around the city on weekends and within some months I started exploring Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is currently under development so there is a lot of construction going on, so in between design and construction of projects, I did some efforts to keep my passion of photography alive.

PHOTOGRAPHY : It is the story I fail to put into words

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PETRA, JORDAN 2014 Perhaps the best thing you can do on an extended weekend is to travel, so I did the same and went on to see one of the New 7 wonders of the world called Petra. I was fascinated by the huge scale and rock-cut architecture of Petra.

Petra was established as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Arab Nabataeans. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. The architectural style of the Nabataeans was a blend of Assyrian, Egyptian, Hellenistic, and Roman influences that were incorporated into the unique architecture of Petra.

PHOTOGRAPHY : life is short and the world is wide


ISTANBUL, TURKEY 2015 The visit to istanbul was really a memorable as once I planned it before too during studies but at that time it was not materilized. Istanbul is Turkey's economic, historical and cultural center. The city is a transcontinental city in Eurasia. It contains an eyeful of breathtaking architecture which would keep any architect really occupied.

The Architecture of Istanbul is a mixture of structures which reflect the many influences that have made an indelible mark in all districts of the city over time. The ancient part of the city is still partially surrounded by the Walls of Constantinople. The architecture inside the city contains buildings, statues, and functional constructions which came from Byzantine, Genoese, Ottoman, and modern Turkish sources.

PHOTOGRAPHY : is about viewing through the camera eye and saving the moment

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BAKU, AZERBAIJAN 2015 Azerbaijan is located between Turkey, Iran and Russia. Just as its geographical position Azerbaijan has mixed culture having ingredients from Iran, Turkey and Russia. What bring my interest in visiting the country was the opening ceremony of 1st European games that I was watching on TV. The games were held in Baku which is the Capital of Azerbaijan. The opening ceremony provided me a glimpse of what I can expect and then I further research about Baku and found it really fascinating.

My trip was mostly consumed by Baku. The architecture of the city was a nice blend of well maintained hostoric buildings and new Iconic public buildings such as Heydar Aliyev Center designed by Zaha Hadid, Baku airport, Flame towers and Baku Crystal hall. One can fell while roaming the city that the government has the intention to create iconic landmarks public buildings. Apart from new contemporary buildings it was really amazing to visit the old city of baku which is still really well maintained and is enclosed by by boundary wall that was most probably built for safety purposes of the old city.

Lastly I think Azerbaijan was quite different from the places I visit and If I have the opportunity I would love to visit again.

PHOTOGRAPHY : travelling leaves you speechless - then turn you into a storyteller


PERTH, AUSTRALIA 2017 . . . .

Australia was like a dream for me since childhood and one of the reason for that was the Australian Cricket team which consitently perform well over the last two decades. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to move to Australia. Apart from the cricket, I am always fascinated by beaches and without any doubt Australia have that in great numbers.

As I landed in Perth and roam around I tried to capture the city as best I can though I belief its just a mere begining. I would love to explore more, move around cities when I found time, Learn more about architectural practice in the country, observe current trends in country architecture and blend myself in Australian society.

PHOTOGRAPHY : the journey has just began . . . . #landdownunder

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This portfolio would not have been possible without the guidance of several individuals who in one way or another contributed in it. I dedicate this portfolio to my teachers, my colleagues, my mother who were always very supportive, my friends for encouraging me and all those who have been my guiding light throughout the years of graduation and professional life. Lastly, I am thankful to God for giving me strength to plod on despite of my consistent desire to give up and forget about it.

Thank You!

Graduate Architect - Portfolio 2017  

The portfolio presents my architectural skills, knowledge and understanding in terms of selected projects from my professional and academic...

Graduate Architect - Portfolio 2017  

The portfolio presents my architectural skills, knowledge and understanding in terms of selected projects from my professional and academic...

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